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#ToxicWorkplaces: The future of youth employment in Nigeria

Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin, Queen’s University, Ontario Since Nigeria declared its aspiration to be one of the world’s top 20 economies by 2020, I have been doing research on the damaging impact of urban restructuring and economic growth on marginalized urban women in Ibadan, Nigeria. However, in the past four years, my interest has widened to include the impact of the same issues on Nigerian youth. I … Continue reading #ToxicWorkplaces: The future of youth employment in Nigeria

Mutual aid in a global food crisis: Rural South African women work together

Elizabeth Vibert, University of Victoria Stark warnings of a looming global food crisis spark fear as millions of people will likely descend into hunger in the coming months. As the New York Times put it, for the global food supply “there are few worse countries to be in conflict than Russia and Ukraine.” Nearly 50 nations, many low-income and numerous in Africa, depend on these … Continue reading Mutual aid in a global food crisis: Rural South African women work together

新冠疫情对义乌外贸的影响

作者:熊书逸

“现在商贸城里几乎都没什么人了。你看这才十二月底,就有好多商户都关门回家过年去了。”做布料生意的王先生叹着气说道。“要是前几年,过年前的这几天是最忙的时候。”

王老板的现状,是义乌国际商贸城上万个商铺的典型代表。传说中的“义乌小商品批发市场”实际包括好几个实体市场,其中最大也是最著名的就是义乌国际商贸城。

被誉为“世界超市”的义乌,连接着200万家中小企业,经营着170万个单品,商品出口到全球200多个国家和地区。

然而,一场突如其来的新冠肺炎疫情迫使人们的生活按下了暂停键。这场疫情对国际贸易产生了巨大的影响,而义乌作为贸易链中的一环,似乎也遇到了危机。

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Community Efforts to Clean Up Contaminated Water in One California Town

Rosa Perez worries about what many years of consuming the tap water in Fuller Acres might have done to her family’s health. PHOTO BY MARTIN DO NASCIMENTO “Lawmakers need to figure out better ways to balance the interests of industry with protecting people’s health.” BY CLAUDIA BOYD-BARRETT n the dusty outskirts of Bakersfield, California, Rosa Perez and her family are living without a basic housing amenity—clean water. … Continue reading Community Efforts to Clean Up Contaminated Water in One California Town

What Makes Yiwu a Desirable Place for Foreign Merchants to Settle in?–  A Study of the Muslim Community in Yiwu

Authors: Fengnian Cai, Jiamei Wang, Yue Wu  Giant Arabic letters in shopping malls, loud chatter in diverse languages, the sweet smell of shisha smoke in the evening air, and Muslim women wearing colorful Hijabs watching the news from Al Jazeera (a Middle-Eastern news channel) by the streets — a unique scene indeed. This is a city filled with all sorts of Halal food and Islamic … Continue reading What Makes Yiwu a Desirable Place for Foreign Merchants to Settle in?–  A Study of the Muslim Community in Yiwu